Alta Holmes Bushong


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Posted Online: April 09, 2013, 4:43 pm
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Alta M. Holmes Bushong, 96, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Woodhull, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 1, 2013, in Tucson.
Funeral services will be noon Saturday, April 13, at the Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home in Woodhull. Burial is at the Woodhull Cemetery. Visitation is from 11 a.m. until time of services Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to your favorite charity. Online condolences can be made at petersonwallinknox.com.
Alta was born Aug. 31, 1916, in Galesburg, to Walter and Jennie Terpening Brown. She married Karl "Kully" F. Holmes Nov. 29, 1938, in Davenport. He died in 1985. She later married Jack Bushong in 2008.
Alta and Kully owned and operated "The Corner Store" in Woodhull for many years. She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church and the Galesburg Moose Lodge No. 880. She enjoyed quilting, bowling and dancing.
She is survived by her daughter, Janet (Mohamed) Khan, Marana, Ariz.; five grandchildren, Jeff (Debi) Recher, Mission Viego, Calif., Kathy (Rob) King, Tempe, Ariz., Mike Recher, Tucson, Gina (Bill) Swecker, Tucson, Heather (Alain) Khan, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo; five great-grandchildren, Patrick and Andy McPherran, Brandon Recher and Tori and Ryan Swecker; and many nieces and nephews.
Her parents; husband; seven brothers; and three sisters preceded her in death.












 



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